The Professional Darts Corporation has extended its long-standing partnership with sports data specialist Sportradar.

As a result, Sportradar will continue to serve as the official data and live media rights partner of the World Darts Championship, as well as the data collection partner of all PDC events through to the end of 2022.

This gives Sportradar the exclusive live rights to over 700 matches each year across the World Series of Darts (WSOD) and the European Tour (ET), and exclusive rights to distribute data to the betting industry.

"This year's PDC World Championship witnessed a significant changing of the guard but we are excited with the continuity of our partnership with Sportradar," said PDC chief executive Matt Porter.

"They have been by our side for over six years and we are delighted they will be with us for at least the next five. They get what we are trying to do as an organisation and as a sport, and we are delighted that we can continue working together, delivering more great content and insights to our increasing fanbase around the world."

David Lampitt, managing director of Sportradar, added: "The PDC is an ambitious organisation and their appetite for innovation matches our own. Darts continues to see phenomenal growth with a compelling World Championships further evidence of the scale of the sports attraction driven by the team at the PDC.

"We are proud of the role we have played in supporting that strong growth and we are excited about continuing to work with the team at the PDC to bring the best quality official darts content to our clients around the world."

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